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Increase Alcohol Beverage Excise Tax Exemption

Concerning an expansion of the excise tax exemption for alcohol beverages brought into the state.
2022 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Current law provides an excise tax exemption for up to one gallon, or 4 liters, of alcohol beverages brought by air passengers into the state from a foreign country. The act expands the exemption to all individuals entering the state from another state or a foreign country and allows alcohol beverages to be brought into the state, for personal use and not for sale, up to the following amounts:

  • 2.25 gallons of malt liquor and hard cider;
  • 9 liters of vinous liquor; and
  • 6 liters of spirituous liquor.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details